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As Greater Boston's community foundation, the Boston Foundation is focused on the myriad of factors which make our city unique and successful. With an emphasis on strengthening this region's competitiveness in the global economy, the Foundation works with many partners to publish cutting edge research, hold public forums, and convene task forces of experts and stakeholders to create action agendas for real change.

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Bowdoin-Geneva Main Streets: Essential Work That Keeps a Neighborhood Humming

The weight of the economic well-being of this part of Dorchester rests on the shoulders of Bowdoin-Geneva Main Streets. From connecting the area's small businesses to resources, translating legal and financial documents into multiple languages and helping business owners navigate zoning restrictions, BGMS is vital to the survival of many local businesses.

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Boston Innovation: Past Present and Future with Paul Grogan and Friends

As part of the Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) annual conference, TBF CEO discussed how Boston has evolved over the years and where it's headed. City Councillor At-Large Michelle Wu, President of the NAACP Boston Branch Tanisha M. Sullivan, Esq. and Co-Director of Initiative on Cities at Boston University Katharine Lusk were a part of this conversation, moderated by WBUR's Radio Boston host Tiziana Dearing.

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Facilitating Organizational Change: Lessons from Nonprofit Participation in InclusionBoston

In a new report, YWBoston looks at the challenging but rewarding journey to improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) within nonprofit organizations. The report looks at how ten organizations, funded by the Boston Foundation, are using the YW's InclusionBoston curriculum and strategy to make progress diversifying leadership, advancing racial equity, and changing organizational culture.

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Health Starts at Home Interim Findings report

This report from Health Resources in Action shares some of the promising early findings from our Health Starts at Home partners on the impact of coordinated health and housing supports for housing and health care unstable families in Greater Boston.

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TBF News: Winter 2020

In the Winter 2020 newsletter, meet Luc Schuster, Senior Director of Boston indicators. Plus, education takes center stage with a new report on Boston's alarming decline in school-aged children and a preview of a new five-year plan from the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools.

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